Friday, August 18, 2017

An Update on The Scranton Biopsychology Summer Internship

So far my internship with the biopsychology lab has been an amazing experience. There have been many rewarding parts of my internship and they all align with my desired career path. Being able to learn a multitude of techniques has definitely been the most amazing and rewarding part of this internship. I definitely learned what it would be like to pursue research as a full time job once my schooling is completed. I learned how much goes into a single project behind the scenes and how much planning is required. I also expanded my skill set in research writing. I admit it is not one of my strong suits, but this summer allowed me to focus on my writing without having distractions like during the semester. There were many slightly challenging parts of completing this internship, including scheduling, writing, and learning complicated things in a small amount of time, but all of these challenges allowed me to grow and I am thankful for them. These are tasks that I will encounter over and over again in my chosen field and this summer was great timing to be exposed to them. This internship was a great stepping stone for my future and I learned a lot more than I expected to learn in such a small amount of time. I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to experience the life of a full time researcher for the summer, and I cannot wait to continue my work with the Scranton Biopsychology lab in this upcoming year.

Kerry Buckhaults

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like your internship was a very rewarding experience! I think we can relate about how both of our internships had a lot to do with time management and scheduling. Glad you had a good summer! ;)